Posted on 2001-07-09
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I was wondering what the support for COM/DCOM..
especially DCOM was for PHP..

We are going to run on a unix box/apache
and then try and talk to a remote DCOM
object (on an NT server)..

Is this possible?
Or would we have to run PHP on windows?
Or would it be best to stick with (!) ASP for this one?


Steve Dangerfield.
Question by:stevedangerfield

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ID: 6267935
  Yess php supports com
  here is th link for you


and a small piece of code......
  paste it and enjoy...

$word = new COM("word.application") or die("Unable to instanciate Word");
print "Loaded Word, version {$word->Version}\n";
$word->Visible = 1;
$word->Selection->TypeText("This is a test...");
$word->Documents[1]->SaveAs("Useless test.doc");

Author Comment

ID: 6268308
thanks for that..
i previously had seen that..
but was wondering..
is this support only on windows NT version of PHP?
i guess it must be, for COM is a windows thing..
but for DCOM where the object exists
on a remote machine.. a remote NT machine..
can you use PHP (under linux) to call the remote
thats the question..

Accepted Solution

manucorp earned 200 total points
ID: 6268714
yes PHP4 support both COM and DCOM

"COM/DCOM support
PHP 4.0 provides COM/DCOM support (on Windows only) for seamlessly accessing COM objects and instantiating them."

juste write new COM(); with a good string call to DCOM object

Expert Comment

ID: 6289700
i think the machine you are trying to access the dcom server (the one running php) is going to need to be on windows. i beleive com is windows specific. if you are going to be doing alot of com/dcom work i would recommend sticking w/ asp on this one. asp's support for com is alot better than php since microsoft is responsible for asp and com. hope that helps.


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